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When I Reach 100 Pounds

If you know me at all, you know I love to reward myself. And as I approach my 100 pound mark, I’m thinking about what I should give to myself as a reminder than I’m really kicking butt.

Right now, I have a plan to see the dermatologist when I reach 100 pounds (not so much as a reward as just a good time to do it.) I have a lot of scaring from pimples that occurred when my body packed on a lot of weight quickly. Jeez..have I no shame?! Nope..not really..:)

So my plan at 100 pounds is to start the process of making the skin on my face as clear and flawless as possible. I’m quite happy with the skin on my legs and around most of my body, but everyone sees my face first. And I want to feel confident and happy about it even if it means laser treatments, scrubs and God knows what else.

My reason for choosing 100 pounds as a starting point is that I’d like to be finished with any process I have to go through by the time I reach my ultimate goal. I also have Invisaligns (clear braces) which will be completed before I hit my ultimate goal so I will have the full effect of the whole cocoon to butterfly thing. πŸ˜‰

Now, back to rewards…I have to preface this by saying that even if I couldn’t afford to splurge for myself, I’d have reward enough already because I feel like a new and incredible person who is active, determined and happy. That being said, I also like nice things. Who am I kidding?! I LOVE nice things. πŸ™‚

So when I reach 100 pounds I’m going to purchase one of these as a gift to myself:

  • The Elsa Peretti Star Necklace from Tiffany & Co. as a representation of 100 pounds lost and countless bravos (each one being a little reminder of the behavioral changes I’ve made, challenges I’ve overcome and healthy decisions that I made for myself to reach this milestone.)

Or

Or

  • A Burberry Watch (because it’s just very pretty and elegant looking.)

As you can see, I’d like a new watch, but I think that a necklace like the star would serve as a daily reminder of what I’m trying to accomplish. Note to boyfriend: If I buy myself the necklace at 100 pounds, please see the watches listed when searching for a birthday prezzie for me. πŸ˜‰

And just since I’m in the mood to shop and dream, I’ll tell you about my plans for 200 pounds. When I started this weight loss journey, my boyfriend and I decided that when I hit 200 pounds lost we’ll go to Greece. It is close to his heart and a big desire for him as well as for me. So this time next year (or maybe a bit later, whatever) we will be planning our trip to Greece which will be unforgettable.

And since I’ll need to pack for my trip in style, I plan to purchase the Louis Vuitton PΓ©gase 55 Business rolling luggage piece. Good grief, people…it’s b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! I looked at one at LV yesterday, and I promise that I’m going to do my best to wait a year to buy it though it would be soooooo fun to bring it with me to Aruba next month! (Um, for the record…that won’t be happening.)


I do think that when I reach 200 pounds lost, I’ll be more than happy to pick up this piece for myself. It’s stupidly extravagant and maybe even a little cheesy, but I want it. And I have a lot of work (losing weight) to do before I earn it.

It is important to have goals whether you’re losing 10 pounds or 250 pounds. And, for me, rewarding myself is just another reason to look forward to reaching my goals. But rewards don’t have to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to be effective. They just need to be something out of the ordinary that will last as a reminder of how far you’ve come. And when I get to goal, I’ll reward myself with something awesome when I’ve kept it off for a year..then two…then three…

Different things work for different people. But I’m clearly a person who loves pretty things, and this makes me even more excited to reach the goals I have in place.

Do you reward yourself when you accomplish something? What serves as your reminder of what you’ve done for yourself?

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    jennykate77
    February 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I definitely reward myself! I'm like you, I love pretty things and doing things for myself when I deserve it. I love having something to look forward to so it helps me to stay motivated when I have something pretty/fun dangling in front of my face. I also try to link up my small goals with an event, usually ten pounds at a time. That way, I can buy myself something pretty and smaller for wherever I'm going.

    I think you're doing AWESOME, Kenz! You're such a total inspiration! I'm LOVING the star necklace from Tiff&Co! That's my fav. I also love that you're doing other things to make yourself feel better along the way. I've thought about getting invisalign braces too. Keep up the amazing work!β™₯

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    Trudy
    February 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Sometimes I just reward myself with a nice pat on the back. Unfortunately, I can't afford the niceties on your list here…but good for you!

    I know you will get everything on your wish list with your determination and steadfastness!

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    Mellisa Rock
    February 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I think a reward is a wonderful thing for you and me and well anyone — when you set your mind to do something it's nice to have a memento to remind you of how far you come!!

    I would get one of the watches though– other's will see the necklace more than you. πŸ™‚ just my 2 cents take it for what it's worth!!

    OH and as for the luggage – it is beautiful!! I hope that you get it and get to whisk yourself self away somewhere fab!!

    Have a great week!!

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    Katie J
    February 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    You have good taste Kenz and you obviously know I LOVE to reward myself.

    My vote is for the little blue box πŸ˜‰

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    Mae Flowers
    February 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Awesome rewards!! I reward myself after every 10 lbs. lost. It really motivates me!

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    trippingtiffies
    February 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    i LOVE the necklace! i'm TRYING to lose weight but i keep hitting the wall. what were the things that really motivated/helped/worked for you? i feel like you're an inspiration at putting your mind to something. i'm having a hard time doing it for myself…

    β™₯tiff
    fashionintheforest.blogspot.com

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    Bought For A Price
    February 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I have a diamond necklace that was a GREAT buy…I asked my husband to put it away until I've reached my goal weight. I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder. It helps!

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    3busybs
    February 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    oohhh, that is a tough. good luck trying to decide! maybe you should do both the necklace and one watch!

    You go girl!!
    Aimee

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    β™₯ Kenz β™₯
    February 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Trudy, I don't think it matters what the actual reward is so even if you can't spend much, I still like the idea. πŸ™‚

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    β™₯ Kenz β™₯
    February 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    And Melissa, I see your point…well made. But you'd be surprised by how much I stare at myself in the mirror. LOL πŸ˜‰

    Trippingfifties…I'm going to email you. There's so much I want to say to you about what brought me here and what's keeping me here.

    And busyB….let's just say I like the way you think! πŸ™‚

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    Diz
    February 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Kenz-

    I LOVE the burberry watch! I too am a huge fan of rewarding myself for hard work…In fact I just left the GAP a minute ago and walked out with $250 worth of clothes! Ha! (Just for the record, I didn't pay $250…I also like to be thrifty.) Good for you! I'm SOOOO thrilled for you for the Greece thing as well- I LOVE LOVE LOVE traveling too, Greece would be a fantasy come true to me. I still have NY on my radar too, don't forget. I'm thinking June, for my roomie's bday….will you be around?

    D

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    {Absolutely, Positively} Josie
    February 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    SO true about needing to have goals, no matter the number to lose. congratulations on perservering!

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    Beth P.
    February 10, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I have yet to reward myself but a couple people have suggested doing just that, so I've put some thought into it. If I do start rewards it wouldn't be nearly as extravagant, but I do think it is important to acknowledge our own successes! Great job – those are some beautiful things to look forward to!

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    Tammy
    February 10, 2010 at 2:03 am

    A while back I saw a really cute paisley clutch on Kimberly's blog, but it was on backorder. I added my name to the list of people to be notified when it became available. Last Wednesday, I reached 25 lbs. lost at my WW meeting, and when I got back to my desk, I had an email saying that the purse was back in stock! Coincidence? I think not — it was quickly ordered as my reward for sticking to the plan! I think non-food rewards are VERY important. I am a watch girl, but I really love the necklace!

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    Zuzuli
    February 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    You should definitely reward yourself…and it sounds like you're already doing a good job of it! The necklace would serve as an everyday reminder of how far you have come…my vote is always Tiffany's πŸ™‚

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    jenjen
    February 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Wonderful goals Kenlie! I also love pretty things! I love everything on your list!!!

    You can do it!

    XOOX
    Jen

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    β™₯ Kenz β™₯
    February 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks Jen! Heart you! πŸ™‚

    Diz, if you tell me when you're coming then I'll do my best to be here. I cannot WAIT to see you so let's totally make it happen!

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    β™₯ Kenz β™₯
    February 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    "You should definitely reward yourself…and it sounds like you're already doing a good job of it! "

    Z, you definitely nailed it. I love rewarding myself..:)

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    β™₯ Kenz β™₯
    February 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Tammy, that is fantastic! I love paisley and Kimerly's taste which means I already know it's completely awesome. And yes, it does seem meant to be! I love it. And congrats on reaching 25 pounds!!! Sooo awesome!

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    MackAttack
    February 11, 2010 at 3:15 am

    MAN! You are GREAT at setting rewards! How fantastic! I'm having a terrible time coming up with small (aka cheap) rewards for myself. I always buy things when I want them and not wait….

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